TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

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    TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    Hmmmm.....Common sense? I wonder how many of us will be stopped with our pocket knives?
    TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes - Yahoo! News
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    How abt box cutters? That what the terriosts used...same thing IMHO. Might as well do away with TSA now.
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    Box cutters and razor blades are still banned......however the pocket knife with a 6cm or 2.3 inch blade it OK....BTW....Bottle of shampoo is banned.LOL
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    If you fly First Class on Delta they give you a real metal knife on Lunch and Dinner Flights (nothing on snack flights). It is just like what is in my kitchen drawer for table silverware. They can be sharpened as they have a serrated blade, way longer than 6MM.
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    For some strange reason they have allowed screwdrivers for a long time. I'm sure it would be real hard to figure out how to hurt someone with a screwdriver
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    I saw a link that said that only "Swiss Army-style knives" with blades under 2.36" and .5" in width that don't have "molded handles" (whatever that means) will be allowed.

    Totally unsure what the heck that means.
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    The TSA is decorative. They haven’t stopped a single incident, though passengers have tackled several would-be bombers. In my opinion hijacking a plane with Americans on board will not be possible so long as 9/11 persists in living memory. It doesn’t really matter what weapon you have if you’re outnumbered 5 to one.
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    I seldom fly but am against relaxing the rules. Look what happened with a simple box cutter.
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    And now you can carry whiffle ball bats........

    That's right the little plastic bats were banned...... I am feeling so less safe now that people can carry those yellow sticks of death with them on planes now.....
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    Re: TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

    I just the rules would be consistant. you can have knives on a plane but can't have a picture of a bb gun in school. You can have a .308 hunting rifle but if your .22 is black with a pistol grip its banned. An ar-15 is the angel of death and meant for war zones but dhs says its a good personal defense weapon. The government isn't even consistant in their tyranical takeover of our lives.

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    What really matters is the person carrying it and what they intend to do with it.
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    I can't find anything on the TSA website supporting the article. Anyone have links? I'm flying this weekend and it would be nice to not have to check my little Case knife.

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    Found it. Doesn't go into effect until April 25th.

    Statement on Changes to the Prohibited Items List | Transportation Security Administration

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    The TSA is as irrelevant as are highjackings. 911 fixed that. There will NEVER be another seccessful highjacking, as soon as a airliner is off course, unresponsive and headed toward a populated area... it will be shot down. Thats assuming someone could get past the cockpit door.

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    Went to Tsa website, no locking blades, 1/2in width or less, 2.36 inch blade. Allowing pool sticks now? And as Steve posted, they've allowed screwdrivers under 7" for a long time. I always carry my stinger flashlight when I fly.
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    2.3 inches is pretty small. The blades on my Leatherman Charge are at least 2.75. I carry that all the time and hate having to leave it at home if I fly or check it in my luggage.
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